Nashville Symphony Celebrates 75 th Anniversary with a Fundraising Concert Featuring Violinist Itzhak Perlman 

The Symphony Ball Committee hosts this annual event to raise money for the Nashville Symphony’s artistic and educational mission 



At A Glance

Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 8:00pm

Dessert reception to follow

Special Guest: Itzhak Perlman

Harmony Award Recipient: Nashville Symphony musicians

Ticket prices range from $150 to $350 and include a tax-deductible donation to the Nashville Symphony.



Carlos Simon: The Block

Joan Tower: Made in America

Kenji Bunch: Groovebox Fantasy

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto




Nashville, Tenn. (September 22, 2021) — The Nashville Symphony Ball Committee announced today its 2021 Symphony Ball Celebrating Nashville Symphony’s 75 Years of Harmony taking place 8 p m Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Now in its 37th year, the Symphony Ball fundraiser is traditionally a white tie gala. This year’s event will be a cocktail attire concert, with post concert recepti on. Tickets are now available, and a portion of each ticket is eligible as a tax deductible gift.

2021 Symphony Ball Chair Lisa Manning also announced that this year’s Harmony Award recipients are the Nashville Symphony musicians. Presented annually by th e Nashville Symphony, t he Harmony Award recognizes individuals who embody the harmonious spirit of Nashville’s musical community.

“Our Nashville Symphony orchestra musicians have exemplified resiliency and creativity during the past year of struggle,” said Manning. “What better complement to celebrating the Symphony’s 75 th year than to also celebrate its musicians?”

Almost 75 years to the day of the Nashville Symphony’s first performance this year’s Symphony Ball concert will feature world renown ed violinist Itzhak Perlman Principal Pops Conductor Enrico Lopez Yañez will conduct the orchestra with Music Director Giancarlo Guerrer o appear ing virtually.

The concert’s program will showcase the orchestra’s commitment to contemporary American repertoire, including a performance of Joan Tower’s Made in America which was featured on the Nashville Symphony’s first of many GRAMMY® winning recordings. Capping the evening will be Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, with Perlman as soloist.

“The funds raised each year by the Symphony Ball are integral to our ability to serve the entire Middle Tennessee region with a broad range of music and education programs so it is especially gratifying that, with this year’s concert we have an opportunity to engage even mor e Nashvillians who care about symphonic music and its role in building community. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our 75 th anniversary than with a concert celebrating our phenomenal musicians, said Alan D. Valentine, President CEO of the Nashville Symphony.

The Nashville Symphony performed its first concert on December 10 1946, with its first Music Director, William Strickland. In the 75 years since, the orchestra has become integral to the cultural life of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, while building a global reputation with a string of award winning recordings and the construction of Schermerhorn Symphony Center, which is widely recognized as one of the world’s finest concert halls.

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The GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony has earned an international reputation for its innovative programming and its commitment to performing, recording and commissioning works by America’s leading composers. With more than 140 performances annually, the orchestra offers a broad range of classical, pops and jazz, and children’s concerts, while its extensive education and com-munity engagement programs reach 45,000 children and adults in a typical year. The Nashville Symphony has released 35 internation-ally distributed recordings on Naxos, which have received 26 GRAMMY® nominations and 14 GRAMMY® Awards, making it one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. The orchestra has also released recordings on Decca, Deutsche Grammophon and New West Records.



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